Māori health

Māori healthHauora

Monitoring Māori health (hauora) is important for tracking changes in health status, identifying disparities, and improving hauora and health equity across Aotearoa New Zealand.

These indicators describe the health status of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand, and factors that influence health

Tobacco use

Current smoking, daily smoking

Alcohol use

Hazardous drinking

Nutrition and physical activity

Fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity

Obesity and body size

Obesity, overweight, healthy weight, underweight


Lung cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma skin cancer

Cardiovascular health

Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol


Diabetes prevalence

Respiratory conditions

Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Mental health

Psychological distress, diagnosed mental health illnesses, self-harm, suicide

Chronic pain and musculoskeletal disease

Chronic pain, arthritis, gout, musculoskeletal disease


Falls, road traffic injuries

Oral health

Dental caries, visits to dental health care worker

Access to health care

Access to primary health care use, potentially avoidable hospitalisations, avoidable mortality

Explore our interactive data

This dashboard lets you explore regional data about the health status of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This dashboard is being reviewed. A new version with up-to-date data is under development. The latest New Zealand Health Survey data can be accessed directly from the Ministry of Health.


Districts (formerly district health boards) are responsible for the health of the people living in their district. There are 20 districts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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and metadata

Access additional datasets and indicator metadata from the Resources page.

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About the indicators

These indicators come from the Ministry of Health’s New Zealand Health Survey, and from our analysis of the Ministry of Health’s National Collections datasets (National Minimum Dataset, New Zealand Cancer Registry, and the New Zealand Mortality Collection). For more information, see the Resources page.

These indicators provide additional information for environmental health indicators related to Hauora, Māori health. For more information, visit the Environmental Health Intelligence NZ (EHINZ) website Māori health domain.